Lokta Paper Star Gift Wrap with Tags

SKU Code: GWP52
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These gorgeous giftwrap packs come with 5 sheets of beautiful wrapping paper and matching plain gift tags.

Each sheet of giftwrap is approx 75 x 50cm in size.

All the paper is Fair Trade and handmade in Nepal from Lokta, a plant native to the Himalayas. The paper is acid-free and the vibrant colours are created using only natural dyes.

Dimensions: 75 x 50cm (x 5 sheets)

The paper is handmade from the bark of the Lokta or Daphne papyracea plant, a shrub not unlike a large raffia plant, that grows in the foothills of the Himalayas.

Mountain villagers trek to where the lokta grows, harvest it, then transport it back to the village. It is boiled, cleaned, then beaten with wooden mallets to product the fibre pulp. It is then mixed with water and poured into a shallow floating frame made from bamboo poles stretched with canvas, then sun-dried to produce the crisp long fibre paper. Once dry it’s ready to be dyed and printed by skilled craft makers.

All our colourful giftwrap is handmade by Get Paper Industries (GPI), an incredible, socially aware cooperative in Nepal.

GPI has won many awards for the charity work it does in the local area, from supporting people affected by HIV and Aids to establishing schools to support the education of underprivileged children. Milan, a founder member, is a man with an amazing passion for life, and he and his team are making a big difference, as we have seen with our own eyes.

The beautiful paper they use is handmade from Lokta, a shrub that grows in the foot hills of the Himalayas at altitudes in excess of 6500ft and is abundant in supply. Harvesting this sustainable plant helps preserve the fragile ecosystem in Nepal and gives regular fairly paid work to the people of the many mountain villages.

Feefo Reviews - Average 100% (2 reviews)

Date Score Customer Comment Our Response
28-Feb-2017 Product:

Beautiful product will finish off any gift beautifully. Thank you for supporting our friends in Nepal by purchasing some of our Lokta paper gift wrap. All the paper is Fair Trade and handmade from Lokta, a plant native to the Himalayas. Through this product we support Get Paper Industries (GPI), an incredible, socially aware cooperative in Nepal.
17-Sep-2016 Product:

The paper was, as always, beautiful. Just one snag, the one pack of 5 sheets of wrapping paper was missing one gift tag. Dear Ceri,
Thank you for your feedback, we are pleased to see that you felt we deserved your positive feedback although one of the Lokta paper star gift wrap packs you purchased was missing one tag - sorry about that.
I am going to dispatch a replacement tag for you today.
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